Free for All: 4/24/15

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14 Responses to “Free for All: 4/24/15”

  1. Congrats to Jake Tapper for getting the Sunday Morning show.

    Hard to argue against this pick, which seemed all too obvious.

    His tough questioning style seems closer to Chris Wallace than that of George S (ABC). or Chuck T. (NBC) This is obviously a good thing, if it continues.

    His ability to attract viewers from both parties may help boost the ratings for this low-rated Sunday morning affair.

    But I advise caution about ratings expectations by the CNN ‘suits’.

    While there was a large outcry from his loyal viewers — especially from many on the right — when his temporary substitute role at ABC’ s “This Week” did not lead to a permanent host position, his ratings were less than spectacular.

    One Sunday, in fact, he had the lowest ratings for “This Week” in the previous four years. Not good.

  2. From a prior Free for All: “Because there have been instances where some on Fox News were more than eager to jump on the bandwagon to “fire (or suspend) everybody (or somebody) because it might make them feel good.” ” (M Bennett comment)

    Please define “some on Fox News”. Was it a host of a show, a contributor or a guest? Big difference depending on who this was who made said statement. If possible, please provide example(s).

  3. In almost all cases it was a host or co-host like Bolling, Kurtz and O’Reilly. The exception was a regular contributor — legal analyst Peter Johnson’s incredulous defense of Dr. Oz.

    I suppose the most glaring example was the dust up over Carol Costello’s inappropriate remarks about Bristol Palin. Practically the entire channel had their hair on fire.

    But this is tangential to my more macro point which was that those on the right also react similarly to the MSM when certain media types cross the line.

    Thus my rebuttal to a charge that it is only the MSM that is always all too eager to jump on the “fire or suspend or charge them with a crime bandwagon” when someone crosses the line.

    I would argue that having multiple people on a cable news channel defend Bill Cosby, Roger Goodell and scandal-plagued Dr. Oz is a little strange — or at least a minority view.

    If you disagree, fine.

    I think we are at an impasse and should both move on — rather than get deeper into the weeds,


  4. “I think we are at an impasse and should both move on — rather than get deeper into the weeds,”

    ^^Good luck with that. 🙂

  5. savefarris Says:

    Remember that famous split-screen during the Ferguson non-indictment when Obama came on to preach calm as people were setting fires to police cars?

    Well, here’s the sequel:

  6. Did you see what the Mayor of Baltimore said in regards to the rioting? All I can say is WTF.

    “While we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on. We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. And we work very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to deescalate, and that’s what you saw.”

  7. Well, the little thugs are at it again in Baltimore. Maybe this time the Mayor can say, you can hurt, oh I don’t know, 7 police officers (make one unresponsive), before we are going to try to get a hold of this situation in the streets of our city. So, now you can loot businesses after these injuries, because we promised you space to destroy, and we keep our word!

    Who the dickens (I would use harsher language, but….) are these people in charge of our cities?

  8. I’m from Maryland. This is heartbreaking.

  9. Seeing what’s happening right now with at least 7 officers injured and a CVS Pharmacy set on fire you have to wonder if the controversial mayor would NOT have kept the police at bay on Saturday if it would have made all that much difference.

    As much as I dislike former Mayor Giuliani (for his politics) I can’t imagine this happening on his watch.

    The lack of aggressiveness by the police including reports that swat teams just stood there as rioters looted a CVS Pharmacy is very troubling.

  10. savefarris Says:

    Chris Matthews just claimed that Zimmerman killed Trayvon because “he didn’t want that kid in the neighborhood.”

    If Zimmerman wasn’t such a dirtbag, I’d urge him to sue Matthews for mega-defamation.

  11. The thugs in Baltimore punctured holes in fire hoses.

  12. Chris Matthews also said yesterday that Baltimore happened because of Right to Work states.

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